The Systemic Nature of the Construction Industry
Fernández-Solís, José L., Architectural Engineering and Design Management
This paper addresses the 'know why' we build by looking first at the systemic nature and complexity that informs the construction industry's current paradigm. An objective of this paper is to present how the construction industry's reigning paradigm is driven by an obfuscating manufacturing-industrial-engineering mindset. Under the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System of the US Census Bureau), the construction industry is listed in the service sector of the economy under section 23 and is broken down into many categories, such as Buildings (236) and Heavy and Civil (237). Construction is considered a 'basic industry', like manufacturing, mining, fishing …
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Publication information: Article title: The Systemic Nature of the Construction Industry. Contributors: Fernández-Solís, José L. - Author. Journal title: Architectural Engineering and Design Management. Volume: 4. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 1, 2008. Page number: 31+. © Earthscan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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